“That was cool. I want to go home and really look at my fight. I haven’t fought in two years. But I felt good, I felt like I won the fight. I felt like I beat him with the jab, honestly. But it felt good to get my hand raised though.
“I really didn’t warm up that much. So later on in the fight, I felt warm so I started picking it up and I felt good.
“I knew he was going to be tough because he’s 14-0. And anybody with that ‘0’ wants to keep that ‘0’ so they’re going to fight like a bum fighting for a sandwich. I came in and I got the job done.
“I want to say to Al Haymon and Stephen Espinoza: Hey, keep me in the ring. If I was fighting on the regular, maybe buddy wouldn’t have lasted. But just keep me in the ring. Maybe we’ll stop fighting cases and maybe we’ll stop getting in trouble.
“It is a different AB. I only had $13 coming into this fight. We done flipped that to about $13 million. So a lot of things are going to change.
“There is a lot of work out there at 140. Right now we’re going to the drawing board with Al Haymon and see what’s best for me. But I’m definitely going back to the gym and I’m looking forward to getting one of those titles this year—at 140.”
“No, the decision doesn’t surprise me. Broner did a nice job in there.
“The decision could have gone both ways. He fought a great fight. We were in it to win this fight and he got the decision.
“I think boxing fans know who I am now, but in this fight I should have applied more pressure and the fight would have gone my way.
“I need to talk to my management team and see what’s next for me. But the performance today says a lot about me.”